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The Coins & Banknotes of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia

Post by King Tut »

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In the forum "Share with others nice looking stamps, covers" there are two threads dedictated to Lao stamps/covers - started by Eli and mauriziolaos respectively .

I thought I would start this one give I actually own a few of the banknotes. Feel free to add yours!

For those who don't know where Laos is, here is a basic map showing Laos as the dark patch.

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And for a brief history Eli's summary at the start of his/her thread is worth reading...

Lao Issara 1945-1946 issue

A number of different wood-block printings were done. This is the only one Ive come across
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Lao Kingdom
1957 100 kip

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(I love how big and bright it is - so typical of the banknotes of the French Colonies at that time)

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1962 - 1 kip
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1962 - 5 kip
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1962 - 10 kip
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1963 - 20 kip
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50 kip
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200 kip
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1000 kip
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1974 - 10 kip. This was not issued.
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100 kip
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500 kip
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1000 kip. This was not issued.
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5000 kip
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I love the intracite designs of these banknotes.

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Hi King Tut,
good start ! basically all the note from Pick 6 to 19 (missing P-7 showing here!)
The 50 att of Lao Issara issues has 13 printing; yours is P A3 / 6th printing

The P-7 500 kip commemorating the 2500th anniversary of Buddha birth
is really difficult to find UNC as most of them have pin holes
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Very nice copy shown there Mauriziolaos; I have never seen a copy before.

By 1974 the Pathet Lao fighters had gained a strong-hold in northern Laos. They started issuing their own currency in areas under their control. The notes later became accepted as the nations currency. They were printed in the People's Republic of China (the Pathet Lao supported a similar communist/socialist regime being implemented for Laos).

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20 kip
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50 kip
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100 kip
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500 kip
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Thank you very much, King Tut, for starting this lovely thread :)

In the past I asked Maurizio to translate me the back of the Lao Issara banknote (The first one in this thread). here is the translation:

"The counterfeiter or dealer of counterfeit banknotes will be punished with hard labor imprisonment from 5 years up to life sentence and all of its properties will be confiscated according to art. 5 - law 18 January 2489 ( 1946 )

The Minister of finances Mr. Katay Don Sasorit"

King, there are more five banknotes issued by the Kingdom in 1957. If you don't have them, I ready to post them (well, four of them, missing the rare 20 Kip :( )

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Just for completeness, prior to the introduction of Banknotes the coinage in Laos -Kingdom of Luang Prabang was the the "Lat", which was an ingot made of either silver or copper commonly known as the Tiger Tongue.

These ingots are approximately 8-10cm long and 1cm wide. The one below, that I have is made of copper and weighs about 78g.

This was produced between 1707 to 1890 if the information I have is correct.

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Hi Goof

Wow! It is almost like a barter exchange - an ingot of a metal deemed to have value.

Hi Eli

Feel free to add the banknotes. If you can't see them I don't have them.

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Here are the banknotes issued by the Kingdom of Laos in 1957:

1 Kip:

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5 Kip:

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10 Kip:

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50 Kip:

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Missing :( the rare 20 Kip banknote depicting woman weaving issued in 1957 as part of this set. If someone has a good condition one for sell, I will be glad to purchase it to complete my Laos collection.

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Hi everybody,
To Eli: the notes you posted (P-1, P-2, P-3 and P-5)) are from the so-called Bulgarian/Chinese print (the Royal Lao Government called those notes counterfeits!) which were supplied to Pathet Lao area of control.
According to Howard A. Daniel III, editor of the catalog 'Laos coins and currency',
the re-print were done in Prague / Czechoslovakia except for the 50 kip which was printed in Shanghai / China between 1960 and 1968.
The 20 kip was not imitated.

The first print (1957) was done at Security Banknote Printing Co., New York and the paper used has pink and blue dots and a vertical fluorescent band.

Here there are:

P-1a
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P-2a
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P-3a
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P-4a
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P-5a
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and than I will also show the 200 kip P-23A which was missing in King Tut presentation and its RARE counterfeit P-23A X which has no serial number and Ho Chi Minh portrait at backside, produced by CIA and airdropped on Pathet Lao areas as a propaganda item (also used to undermine its currency circulation).

P-23A
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P-23A X
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and least but not last the never issued tentative of overprinting the 500 kip P-24 with a new kip value of 50 kip using gold ink !

P-24A
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It is nice to open the computer in first thing in the morning is to learn that my banknotes are counterfeits :( (and I keep them in an high quality Lindner album!!). BTW, how do you know from my scans that the notes are not real? Are there any signs on them that you can easily see? I don't see any different with your banknote scans.


Here is one Pathet Lao banknote that King Tut already posted, but this one with "Specimen" mark in Lao (Beb Ngeun). I hope this one is real note:

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mauriziolaos wrote: P-4a
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This is the 20 Kip note missing in my Lao collection. I want to purchased one with reasonable price.

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Eli wrote:It is nice to open the computer in first thing in the morning is to learn that my banknotes are counterfeits :( (and I keep them in an high quality Lindner album!!). BTW, how do you know from my scans that the notes are not real? Are there any signs on them that you can easily see? I don't see any different with your banknote scans.
Hi Eli,
the notes you posted (P-1b, P-2b, P-3b and P-5b) are from the so-called Bulgarian/Chinese print (the Royal Lao Government called those notes counterfeits!) which were supplied to Pathet Lao area of control.

They are real notes and, after the Pathet Lao Troops took Vientiane, became a National Currency !

The differences are that these 'counterfeits' have NO pink and blue dots and NO vertical fluorescent band.
Also the numbering devices are different sizes being larger for the 'counterfeits'.

See the P-1a and P-1b here below and will see the differences !

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Thank you, Maurizio, for the clarification. Now I understand the difference in the values of the notes with or without the dots. Sometimes it is more than 10 times or 40 times. Here is an example: 4$ versus 50$ for the UNC 5Kip (It is an old catalogue and prices may changed):

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Inspired by King Tut, who started a new thread about Lao banknotes, I will post here my Cambodia banknotes collection. I hope others will participate in this thread and post their images since my collection is not complete.

I will start from the second set, the banknotes that were issued by the independent Cambodia, since I don't have the first set :( (yet, I hope :) ), issued when Cambodia was part of the French Union.

1 Riel - 1956 - P4:
Phnom Penh Seaport:

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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh:

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20 Riel - 1956 - P5:
Farmers:

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Pagoda, Phnom Penh:

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50 Riel - 1956 - P7:
Tonle Sap Lake:

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Angkor Wat, Angkor, Seam Reap:

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100 Riel - 1956 - P8:
Bodhisatva, the Bayon, Angkor, Seam Reap:

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100 written in Khmer Numerals, Boat:

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Subsequent to the Pathet Lao victory, the Lao People's Democratic Republic was declared.

The first issues were in 1979. The provisional issue I don't have.

1 kip
What makes this interesting is that it was actually released with a spelling error. The close up shows in the second half moon shape lettering - it needs the dash within it to make the "iii" sound of kip.
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5 kip
Same scenario as happened with the 1 kip.
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20 kip
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50 kip
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100 kip
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500 kip - issued in 1988
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1000 kip - the year was printed on them

1992
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No metalic thread in the paper
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1998
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2003
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With metalic thread in paper
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2008
New design
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King Tut wrote:The first issues were in 1979.
1 kip
What makes this interesting is that it was actually released with a spelling error. The close up shows in the second half moon shape lettering - it needs the dash within it to make the "iii" sound of kip.
Hi King Tut,
The error Keup (first issued notes) and Kip later issued notes is on the note 1 to 50 kip.

Keup translates as: hand-breadth.
You may see them at: http://paboukham.comlu.com/1979.html

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Here is a 10 Kip banknote belongs to the set King Tut posted above:

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BTW, The following banknote depicting women from the three main Laotian ethnic groups, Lao Lum, Lao Theung and Lao Sung. I have read that it was withdrawn from the circulation several days after it was released, since it depicting real women photos. Although it was for a very short time in the circulation, it is still a very cheap banknote.
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Eli wrote: BTW, The following banknote depicting women from the three main Laotian ethnic groups, Lao Lum, Lao Theung and Lao Sung. I have read that it was withdrawn from the circulation several days after it was released, since it depicting real women photos. Although it was for a very short time in the circulation, it is still a very cheap banknote.
The 1,000 Kip - issue 2008 was released on October 30th 2008 and withdrawn on November 8th 2008 - Issued 298,000 pieces.
All have prefix AA while DD is a replacement note and was printed in 110,000 pieces (actual issued quantity is quite lower!).
Prefix AB was printed but never issued although it is found on the market.
This banknote is STILL legal tender.
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5 Reil - 1962 - P10:
four faces of Avalokitesvara, Bayon Temple, Angkor, Seam Reap:

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Royal palace, Chanchhaya:

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10 Riel - 1962 - P11:
Bantei Srei Temple, Angkor, Seam reap:

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Central Market, Phnom Penh:

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100 Riel - 1963 - P12:
Preah Vihear Temple entrance:

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Preah Vihear temple area:

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100 Riel - 1956 - P13:
The front shows traditional ceremony and the back shows stone relief of women (Apsaras?). I don't have information about these subjects and will be happy to learn more:

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500 Riel - 1956 - P14:
Farmer working at rice field:

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Left: doorway of Preah Vihear, right: Pagoda:

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The last one is one of my favorite notes.

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Hi Mauriziolaos

Regarding the new designed 1000 kip note, do you know why they issued a replacement note, prefix DD, given the quantities of prefix AA produced and that it was withdrawn only a month after issue?

It still is legal tender as I got my used copy from a Lao friend who popped over last year.

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King Tut wrote:Hi Mauriziolaos

Regarding the new designed 1000 kip note, do you know why they issued a replacement note, prefix DD, given the quantities of prefix AA produced and that it was withdrawn only a month after issue?

It still is legal tender as I got my used copy from a Lao friend who popped over last year.

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Hi King Tut,
a replacement note is produced in order to replace defective printed notes when counted already and ready to be issued.

The note was withdrawn after 10 days and nobody could forecast its withdrawal !

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Here is the 1973 set issued by the Khmer republic:

100 Riel - 1973 - P15:
Traditional Weaving:

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Bayon Temple, Angkor, Seam Reap:

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500 Riel - 1973 - P16:
Cambodia Woman:

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Rice Field, Temple Stone Relief:

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Continue of the 1973 set:

1000 Riel - 1973 - P17:
Pupils at School:

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Sculpture from Ta Som Temple, Angkor, Seam Reap:

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5000 Riel - 1973 - P17A: This notes was not issued:
The Cambodian Poet Krom Ngoy:

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The National Bank of Cambodia:

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I think that the above 1000 Riel note is the most beautiful banknote Cambodia ever issued. Here is a photo I took in Angkor showing temple ruins surrounded by trees:

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In 1975, the Khmer Rouge (KR) took control in Cambodia. The KR prepared new set of 7 banknotes but, since they wanted to establish an "agrarian moneyless society", the banknotes were not issued. Here are the 4 first KR notes:

0.1 Riel (1 Kak) 1975 - P18:
Mortar Crew:

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Threshing Rice:

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0.5 Riel (5 Kak) - 1975 - P19:
Troops marching:

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Factory Worker, Bayon Temple Statue, Angkor, Seam Reap:

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1 Riel - 1975 - P20:
Women Farm Workers:

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Factory Worker:

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5 Riel - 1975 - P21:

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Seam Reap:

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Landscaping Crew:

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In 1997 a 2000 kip note was issued
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A new design
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and a 5000 kip note

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These were the highest notes at that time when I lived there in 1999, so exchanging a US$100 required a shopping bag!

In 2002 they issued a 10000 kip note
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2002 year
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2003 year
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Then a 20000 kip note
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A 50000 kip note
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And a 100000 kip note
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And here are the rest 3 banknotes prepared by the Khmer Rouge (but were not issued) in 1975:

10 Riel - 1975 - P22:
Machine Gun Crew:

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Rice Harvesting:

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50 Riel - 1975 - P23:
Left: Planting Rice, Right: Sculpture from the Bayon Temple:

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Khmer Rouge Militia:

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100 Riel - 1975 - P24:
Factory Workers:

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Harvesting Rice:

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The banknotes set issued by the Pathet Lao, posted by King Tut above, contains also a 1 Kip note:

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In 1979, the Khmer Rouge were pushed out of Phnom Penh, but they still controlled some northern and western provinces until 1993, when large numbers of them surrendered, and the last small groups surrendered in 1998.

During their control of these northern and western provinces, the Khmer Rouge issued a series of lithographed notes in 1993. They were printed on an old printing press from a lottery ticket printer in Bangkok. The press was acquired and brought by the Thai military to the Khmer Rouge in Anlong Veah, Cambodia.

The notes are listed as "Regional" by the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. The notes depicting real photos of Cambodian landscapes and village daily life.

Here are the notes:

5 Riel - 1993 - R1 (R stands for "Regional"):

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10 Riel - 1993 - R2:

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20 Riel - 1993 - R3:

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(continue from previous post):

50 Riel - 1993 - R4:

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100 Riel - 1993 - R5:

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Since these notes were printed on a regular paper, it is very easy to counterfeit them, even by office photocopy machine or by scanner. In the past, I contacted Howard Daniel (The author of several catalogs, books and articles about Southeast Asian coins and banknotes) and asked him how can I distinguish between the real and counterfeit notes. Here is his answer:

"The original notes should have the lithograph dot designs COMPLETELY across the notes except for the outside frame. When they are scanned or photocopied some to most of the dot design disappears in the white and lightest color areas. If your notes have the dots EVERYWHERE, they are authentic. If your notes even have just a few missing in the light to white areas, they are copies."

...and my notes are.... :( :( :(

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Eli wrote:.......... how can I distinguish between the real and counterfeit notes.
Hi Eli,
did I ever mention that I was a printer (I worked for 26 year on a offset press!).

The SURE way for a collector to distinguish between genuine ad fakes is:
GENUINE / VRAI = the writings and numbers are full BLACK only.
FAKE / FAUSSE = the writings and numbers are made out from the combination of 4 colors (c, m, y, bk) and its edge does not look sharp but fuzzy.

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Genuine at left side and Fake at right side

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Thanks, Maurizio, for one more option to check these KR banknotes. I don't see a lot of original notes in sell in eBay, most of the notes are counterfeited. At least I paid a reasonable price for my pieces of papers.

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In 1979, Vietnam overthrew KR regime and established a Vietnamese-backed Cambodian government. Actually, Cambodia was under Vietnamese occupation until 1989. A set of eight new banknotes was issued by the new government. Here are the first four of them:

0.1 Riel (1 Kak) - 1979 - P25:
Coat of Arms:

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Water Buffaloes:

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0.2 Riel (2 Kak) - 1979 - P26:
Coat of Arms:

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Women working at rice field:

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0.5 Riel (5 Kak) - 1979 - P27:
Train:

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Fishing with nets:

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1 Riel - 1979 - P28:
Coat of Arms:

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Women harvesting rice:

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King Tut wrote: And a 100000 kip note
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King,

The 100000 Kip note you posted above is a commemorative note issued to commemorate 450th anniversary of Vientiane. Two years later, in 2012, Laos issued a new 100000 note which I think is the one in the circulation

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Here are the rest four of the banknotes issued in 1979 after Cambodia became under Vietnamese occupation:

5 Riel - 1979 - P29:
Cambodians representing education, agriculture, industry and army:

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Independence monument (Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang Ti Muoy), Phnom Penh:

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10 Riels - 1979 - P30:
Harvesting fruits:

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Cambodian pupils singing the national anthem in the school:

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20 Riels - 1979 - P31:
Coat of Arms:

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Buffaloes at work:

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50 Riels - 1979 - P32:
Sculpture from the Bayon temple, Angkor:

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Air view of the Angkor Wat, Angkor:

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Re: Lao banknotes - Kingdom and PDR

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Although the title of this thread is "Lao Banknotes", I would post here the Lao coins since I don't want to start new thread for the few coins I have. I hope others will post their coin scans too.

Laos issued more than 100 coins, but, if I am not wrong, only few of them (11-12?) were circulated coins while the others were/are commemorative coins (mainly issued for collectors and as gifts). Three of the circulated coins were issued in 1952 by the Kingdom of Laos and the rest, by Lao PDR. Here are the circulated Kingdom's coins:

Until year 1955 the Lao currency was Piastre divided to 100 cents:

10 cents - 1952 - KM#4:
Lao woman (front) and Lotus flower (back, appears in all three coins):

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20 cents - 1952 - KM#5:
Three headed elephant (god Erawan) - the emblem of the Kingdom of Laos:

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50 cents - 1952 - KM#6:
Book representing the Lao constitution. The Kingdom of Laos was a constitutional monarchy:

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The Vietnamese occupation was ended in September 1989. Shortly before, in 1987, two banknotes of 5 and 10 Riels were issued. Their designs are the same like the former 5 and 10 Riels issued in 1979:

5 Riels - 1987 - P33:
Cambodians representing education, agriculture, industry and army:

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Independence monument, Phnom Penh:

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10 Riels - 1987 - P34:
Harvesting fruits:

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Cambodian pupils singing the national anthem in the school:

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The Vietnamese withdrew in 1989, leaving behind a pro-Vietnamese government under ex-Khmer Rouge cadre Hun Sen. To restore peace in Cambodia, the "United Nations transitional authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)" was established and took the administration of Cambodia. A new set of six banknotes was issued in years 1990-92. Here are the first three of them:

50 Riels - 1992 - P35:
Son Ngoc Minh :

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Ships dockside:

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100 Riels - 1990 - P36:
Son Ngoc Minh and Independence monument, Phnom Penh:

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Rubber Trees:

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200 Riels - 1992 - P37:
Floodgate:

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Sculpture from Bayon Temple, Angkor:

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Re: Lao banknotes - Kingdom and PDR

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From 1955, the Lao currency was changed to Kip divided to 100 Att.

Here are the Lao PDR circulated coins issued in 1980:

10 Att - 1980 - KM#22:

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20 Att - 1980 - KM#23:

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50 Att - 1980 - KM#24:

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The reverse of the coins is the same for all three - the Lao PDR coat of arms. This arms was replaced in 1991 by a new one:

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I went to Laos in 1998, and the 1,000 and 2,000 were the most-used...the 5,000 was still new-ish, and I didn't see a lot of them.

I remember seeing a sign advertising the national lottery, with a jackpot of 40,000,000 kip--imagine getting it paid in cash. :shock:
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Here are the rest three banknotes issued during 1990-92:

500 Riels - 1991 - P38:
Angkor Wat, Angkor:

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Cultivating with Tractors, Animal Statue:

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1000 Riels - 1992 - P39:
Bayon Temple, Angkor:

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Fishermen in Lake Tonle Sap:

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2000 Riel - 1992 - P40:
The first banknote depicting King Norodom Sihanouk (When the banknote was printed his title was a Prince). In the right, Preah Vihear Temple Gate. This banknote was not issued:

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General Design:

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Here is a 15000 Kip silver hologram commemorative coin issued by Laos in 2002 to mark the "Year of the Horse":

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In September 1993, Cambodia’s National Assembly voted to restore the monarchy, rename the country “Kingdom of Cambodia” and Sihanouk once again became the constitutional King of the new Kingdom. A set of 9 banknotes was issued in 1995 to replace the old set. Here are the first 5 of them:

100 Riels - 1995 - P41:
Independence Monument, Phnom Penh:

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Rubber Trees:

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200 Riels - 1995 - P42:
Floodgate:

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Sculpture from Bayon Temple, Angkor:

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500 Riels - 1995 - P43:
Angkor Wat, Angkor:

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Cultivating with Tractors, Animal Statue:

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1000 Riels - 1995 - P44:
Sculpture of the four faces of Avalokiteśvara, Bayon temple, Angkor:

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Royal Palace, Chanchhaya:

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2000 Riels - 1995 - P45:
Fishermen in Lake Tonle Sap:

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Angkor Wat, Angkor:

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Eli wrote:In September 1993, Cambodia’s National Assembly voted to restore the monarchy, rename the country “Kingdom of Cambodia” and Sihanouk once again became the constitutional King of the new Kingdom. A set of 9 banknotes was issued in 1995 to replace the old set.
Correction: ten banknotes were issued (not 9 as I wrote). Here are the rest of the notes from the 1995 set:

5000 Riels - 1995 (1998) - P46:
King Norodom Sihanouk, Temple Bantei Srei, Angkor:

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Central market in Phnom Penh:

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10000 Riels - 1995 (1998) - P47:
King Norodom Sihanouk, Statue of the Bayon Temple, Angkor:

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People rowing boat during the water festival:

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20000 Riels - 1995 - P48:
King Norodom Sihanouk, Phnom Penh Seaport:

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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh;

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50000 Riels - 1995 (1998) - P49:
King Norodom Sihanouk, Preah Vihear Temple:

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Preah Vihear temple area:

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A banknote of 100000 Riel (P50) was issued in this set depicting King Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Norodom Monineath. I still don't have this banknote.

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A 10 Kip Copper-Nickel commemorative coin issued by Laos in 1999 to publicize the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games:

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I just realized that I uploaded the front of the 20000 Riel banknote (P45) instead of the back of the note. Here is the back of the note depicting the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh:

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Eli wrote:100 Riel - 1956 - P13:
The front shows traditional ceremony and the back shows stone relief of women (Apsaras?). I don't have information about these subjects and will be happy to learn more:

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I accidentally came across the following stone-relief photo and found that it is the origin of the design on the 100 Riel note from 1956 (P13):

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This stone relief is part of the King Sisowath Statue near Wat Phnom Duan Penh ('Mountain pagoda"), Phnom Penh:

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In year 1999, one banknote of 1000 Riel was issued to replace the old one:

1000 Riels - 1999 - P51:
Bayon Temple Ruins, Angkor:

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Construction Site:

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In years 2001-2, a new set of six banknotes was issued to replace the old banknotes. Here are the first three banknotes of this set:

50 Riels - 2002 - P52:
Bantei Srei Temple Ruins, Norak Singha Statue:

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Note: Krause catalogue describes mistakenly the 50 Riel temple as Preh Vihear temple. Here is a photo of Bantei Srei depicting on the banknote:

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Gate of the sluice "Tek Thla", along the National Road No. 3:

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100 Riels - 2001 - P53:
Independence Monument, Phnom Penh:

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Students in front of school:

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500 Riels - 2002 - P54:
Angkor Wat, Angkor:

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Kizuna bridge (Cambodia-Japan Friendship bridge) across Mekong River in Kampong Cham town:

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Here are the rest three banknotes issued in the set of 2001-2:

5000 Riels - 2001 - P55:
King Norodom Sihanouk, Stone relief:

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Antique bridge of Kampong Kdei in Siem Reap Province:

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10000 Riels - 2001 - P56:
King Norodom Sihanouk, Stone relief:

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Water Festival, Royal Palace in Phnom Penh:

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50000 Riels - 2001 - P57:
King Norodom Sihanouk, Stone relief:

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Angkor Wat, Angkor:

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Three banknotes were issued during 2005-2008 to replace the old banknotes:

1000 Riels - 2005 - P58:
Sculpture art of Banteay Srei temple; Sculpture of Naga serpent;
Gate at Angkor Thom temple, Angkor:

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Port of Sihanoukville (Kampong Saom):

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2000 Riels - 2007 - P59:
Preh Vihear temple:

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Farmers at work in front of Angkor Wat, Angkor:

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20000 Riels - 2008 - P60:
On October 7, 2004, King Norodom Sihanouk abdicated, probably, under Cambodian Parliament pressure, and his son, Norodom Sihamoni, was crowned King on October 29. After his second abdication, Sihanouk and his wife, Queen Norodom Monineath, were declared as the King-Father and the Queen-Mother of Cambodia. Here is the first banknote with King Norodom Sihamoni portrait:

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The Bayon temple, Angkor:

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